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End in Sight for India’s Notorious Human Safaris

Featured image: Human safaris have risked exposing the Jarawa to diseases to which they have no immunity. © Survival      by Survival International Notorious “human safaris” in India’s Andaman Islands may soon stop, after the authorities announced that a new sea route around the islands will soon open. The new route will keep tourists … Continue reading End in Sight for India’s Notorious Human Safaris

The Past, Present, and Future of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

     by Rawiri Taonui / Cultural Survival This month marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP 2007). Indigenous Peoples have come a long way. Our individual struggles coalesced during the 1970s in the Indigenous-initiated World Council of Indigenous Peoples. A decade of consultation and … Continue reading The Past, Present, and Future of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples Are Fighting to Save the Earth for All of Us

Featured image: James Anaya (former UN Special Rapporteur) visits Mapuche land in Argentina. Credit: Alejandro Parellada IWGIA      by Pamela Leiva Jacquelín, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) / Intercontinental Cry Imagine that your survival depended on defending your right to live where you are standing right now. Any day, the government could decide to start … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples Are Fighting to Save the Earth for All of Us

Mi’kmag Traditional Chiefs Oppose Junex Projects in Gaspesie, Quebec

      by Traditional Mi’kmag 1st & 7th District Chiefs / Intercontinental Cry Today, we traditional council chiefs from the 1st and the 7th Districts of Mi’kma’ki have gathered at the Junexit Banquet organized by the Camp by the River. We are here not only to support the occupation that has been set up on August … Continue reading Mi’kmag Traditional Chiefs Oppose Junex Projects in Gaspesie, Quebec

Navajo Sign Law Criminalizing Human Trafficking

Nathaniel Brown on Human Trafficking: ‘Two years ago, I didn’t think we really had a problem … I have a permanent lump in my throat.’      by Alysa Landry / Indian Country Media Network A new Navajo law criminalizes human trafficking on the country’s largest American Indian reservation. Navajo President Russell Begaye on August 7 … Continue reading Navajo Sign Law Criminalizing Human Trafficking

Indigenous-Led Resistance

Water Is Life On May 19th, 2017, members of Deep Green Resistance Santa Barbara attended the Water Is Life: Standing With Standing Rock conference hosted at UC Santa Barbara.  This conference was presented by the Carsey-Wolf Center, the American Indian & Indigenous Collective, the American Indian Student Association, the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation, the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, the … Continue reading Indigenous-Led Resistance

Three Indigenous Perspectives on Canada 150 in the Era of Pipelines, Dams and Mines

     by James Wilt / DeSmog Canada The massive “Canada 150” celebrations of July 1 are finally over, leaving little in their wake but hangovers, a multi-million dollar price tag and mountains of trash. But for some Indigenous peoples in Canada, the festivities remain a visceral reminder of their continued dispossession from ancestral lands and waters. That’s … Continue reading Three Indigenous Perspectives on Canada 150 in the Era of Pipelines, Dams and Mines

Gulf Coast Environmental Justice Organizers launch the L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp

     by Indigenous Rising Springfield, LA – Following legal victories for the Tribes at Standing Rock, Water Protectors in Southern Louisiana will open the L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp tomorrow. The launch marks the next fight to protect Indigenous rights, life-giving water and to stop Energy Transfer Partners from committing acts … Continue reading Gulf Coast Environmental Justice Organizers launch the L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp

New Calls for Resistance Across the Amazon

Ever since European colonial powers started disputing borders on its rivers in the seventeenth century, the vast Amazon rainforest—known simply as Amazonia—has been under siege. Amazon Peoples always resisted the colonial invasion, even after the borders were ultimately settled with the Amazon rainforest getting divided into the territories of nine states. They've had no choice. ... Continue reading →

Oil Company Pulls out of Uncontacted Tribes’ Land

Featured image: Salomon Dunu, a Matsés man who survived the trauma of first contact, speaks to a Survival campaigner about the threat of oil exploration to his people.  © Survival International      by Survival International A Canadian oil company has told Survival International it will withdraw from the territory of several uncontacted tribes in … Continue reading Oil Company Pulls out of Uncontacted Tribes’ Land